Cenozoic Era, the most recent great division of geological time, including the present. It follows the Mesozoic (middle-life) Era. The Cenozoic Era is divided by most geologists into the Tertiary and Quaternary periods. Geologists estimate that the Cenozoic Era began some 65,000,000 years ago.Cenozoic Era animals date from 65 million years ago to the present.
Decades of fossil discoveries have revealed much about the extinct members of our hominid family tree, but we're far from having all the answers. What have we learned from some of these fascinating finds?
When it comes to fossils, specimens like Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex grab much of the attention. And while Sue is a staggering 67 million years old, she's a new kid on the block, compared to some of the oldest fossils ever found. What's older than Sue?